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General Sessions and Keynote Speakers at the 2014 NAPCP Annual Conference

Bob Gray | Dr. Mark Nigrini | Provider Executive Panel
Keynote Speakers




Mr. Bob Gray


sponsored by
NAPCP Gold Partner Sponsor

The Power of Connections
Tuesday, April 8 • 8:45–10:15 a.m.
Bob Gray, memory expert and motivational speaker

We live in a world where technology changes at an incredible rate. Yet oddly, we almost never make the effort to learn about the most sophisticated and adaptable piece of technology ever given to us… our brain. In his interactive keynote presentation, Bob will teach the hilarious and practical "Chain" system—an invaluable tool for memorizing speeches, presentations, lists, complex equations and more! He will reveal the power of connections and methods for empowering individuals in their personal and professional lives through untapped memory potential.

In Bob's keynote, you'll learn new memory strategies to:

  • increase confidence
  • improve awareness and mental organization
  • deliver more effective leadership, innovation and planning

If you use just 20% of the systems taught and apply them only 30% of the time, you will see dramatic results.


Tuesday's opening General Session is sponsored by
American Express:



 Provider Executive Panel

Steve L. Abrams


State of Commercial Cards and Payments

Tuesday, April 8 • 4:15-5:00 p.m.
With panel moderator:
Steve L. Abrams, CEO, The Abrams Group Ltd.


Commercial Card payments continue to evolve and provide 
greater value across 
the organization. So how do leaders in the 
industry address changes in the 
industry and develop actionable 
plans for furthering Commercial Card payments?

Join us for this very special event where senior executives from 
American Express, 
Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, MasterCard
and U.S. Bank discuss trends and 
challenges transforming 
card payments.

Moderated by Steve L. Abrams, CEO of The Abrams Group Ltd., this panel discussion will address:

  • payments regulation around the globe
  • how the evolution of technology impacts payments
  • how card professionals are looking at payments differently
  • impact to card programs as a result of data breaches 

Join us and learn from these thought leaders as they share their
views and plans for the future of Commercial Cards. 

Rob Alcock, Vice President of Global Strategy and Innovation
American Express Global Commercial Payments

Ed Glassman, Group Executive, 
Global Commercial Products
MasterCard Worldwide 

Jeff​rey Pape, Payables Product Manager,
U.S. Bank

Harmeet Soin, Managing Director, 
Product Management Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Phillipa Wilson, Executive Director
U.S. Commercial Card Compliance
and Product Deployments
J.P. Morgan Commercial Cards



Dr. Mark Nigrini


sponsored by
NAPCP Silver Partner Sponsor

Register for Dr. Nigrini's
pre-conference workshop

Using Forensic Analytics to Detect P-Card Fraud, Errors, Waste and Abuse

separate fee required


Benford's Law: The Facts, the Fun
and the Future

Wednesday, April 9 • 8:45–10:15 a.m.
Mark Nigrini, Ph.D., professor, West Virginia University and author of Forensic Analytics: Methods and Techniques for Forensic Accounting Investigations and Benford’s Law: Applications for Forensic Accounting, Auditing, and Fraud Detection

Join us Wednesday morning for Dr. Mark Nigrini's interesting, entertaining and informative discussion. He was the first to propose that auditors could use Benford's Law to detect fraud and errors in client data. Learn how it can be used to uncover odd number patterns in many real-life data sets. More like magic than a math lesson, his rapid delivery style will sink Benford's Law in your own mind. You will never look at numbers, payments or transactions the same way again!

Dr. Nigrini will show examples from high-profile fraud cases like Madoff, Enron and Harriette Walters, and demonstrate the link between Benford's Law and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.  

Get ready to:

  • acquire insights useful for your on-the-job auditing and monitoring tasks
  • discover what unusual number patterns might reveal
  • be inspired to dig deeper into data and identify what's fake and what's real

"What he provided was a light at the end of the tunnel... a way of defining and identifying waste and abuse."

 2013 NAPCP "Forensic Analytics" Workshop Attendee

Wednesday's General Session is sponsored by PNC:




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